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Will Rosalind always become Roz?

(20 Posts)
EsmesBees Thu 19-Jan-17 20:16:55

I love the name Rosalind and it's on my list for dd2. But I hate the shortened Roz. Do you think it's inevitable that she would become Roz? Is it ever possible to encourage a less obvious nickname (like Rosie maybe) and have it stick?

Autumnsunshinebaby Thu 19-Jan-17 20:24:11

Or Rosa? I think if you started the nn at home you'd stand a good chance of it sticking!

rainbowrd Thu 19-Jan-17 20:41:12

My name is actually Rosie and I get called Roz so you may be fighting a losing battle grin

Rainbow728 Thu 19-Jan-17 20:53:35

Lindy is a cute nn for Rosalind (although the Rosalind I know is know as Rox)

VaginaDentata Thu 19-Jan-17 20:53:56

I admit, I can think of three adult Rosalinds I know, and every one is 'Roz'. Presumably because more people pronounce it ROZZ-alind than ROSE-alind.

rollonthesummer Thu 19-Jan-17 20:55:44


Nonameyet1 Thu 19-Jan-17 20:57:20

Think she'll be a Roz! Gorgeous name though.

ChadSexington Thu 19-Jan-17 20:57:38

I know a Rosalind who is known as Rosie and hates Roz.

Barefootcontessa84 Thu 19-Jan-17 21:22:12

I know a Rosalind who has always just been Rosalind! But I think that the 'risk' is always there.

bijouxxx Thu 19-Jan-17 21:24:54

My Rosalind is a Roz I'm afraid which I tried to steer her against as I didn't like it either at first. We always used the nn Rosie but once she was in high school Roz became more common, luckily it's grown on me now!

Badgoushk Thu 19-Jan-17 21:25:22

My godmother is one and gets called Roz and Rozzy.

EsmesBees Thu 19-Jan-17 21:26:35

Thanks all. Actually love Rosa and Lindy. But I hate Roz so much I'm not sure it's worth the risk. Naming children is so tricky!

agapanthii Thu 19-Jan-17 21:29:46

I don't think it's inevitable. It's up to you to set the parameters of what is acceptable. I know a Victoria who point blank refuses to ever be a Vicky. She is Victoria. Not in a snooty way, she is lovely - she is just not and won't ever be a Vicky.

MikeUniformMike Thu 19-Jan-17 21:46:42

I know a Rosalind, known as Rose. Both lovely names. I also know a couple of really nice Ros/Roz's, both Roseanne.

Shurelyshomemistake Thu 19-Jan-17 21:50:49

I know a rosalind and she is either just rosalind, or rozzy.

RosieBdy Thu 19-Jan-17 22:06:07

I know a Rosalind and she's always been known as Lin...

Pluto30 Fri 20-Jan-17 03:49:56

I know two and both are Roz.

Jooni Fri 20-Jan-17 18:04:20

I know a Rosalind and she is always Rosie, never heard anyone try to call her Roz.

Roz feels like the nickname of an older person; I can't see people calling a little one Roz. Similarly, I can imagine people calling a little Susannah Susie or Annie, but not Suze as it feels too grown-up/mum namey, if that makes sense.

SerialReJoiner Fri 20-Jan-17 18:17:53

We wanted a Rose name for DD, but I had to strike Rosalind off the list because I didnt like Roz nn. It seems an inevitable shortening to me.

Joeybee Sun 22-Jan-17 23:38:55

I'd have thought she'd end up being called Rosie rather than Roz.

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